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  • 02
  • Dec

Laura Whitmore Talks Compassionate Fashion

MTV Europe host Laura Whitmore teams up with PETA for vegan fashion content

MTV Europe host Laura Whitmore is the celebrity judge for our ethical shoe design competition with vegan brand Beyond Skin! The bubbly Irish beauty and style icon will be casting her expert eye over the shortlisted entries and deciding which ones are hot or not.

She explains why she chose to get on board with the trend toward vegan shoes:

I truly believe that the future of fashion lies in sustainable, cruelty-free materials, and companies like Beyond Skin and organisations like PETA are leading the way in creating awareness. I hope

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  • 27
  • Nov

What Do These Five British Celebs Have in Common?

Two of them are related. Two of them made their name in music, and two have a talent for fashion. But what all these compassionate stars share is a meat-free diet. That’s right – Stella McCartney, Morrissey, Vivienne Westwood, Paul McCartney and Alan Cumming are all vegetarian and proud!

Stamp Strip

Now, they’re going to be gracing Americans’ Christmas cards this holiday season as part of a limited-edition set of stamps launched by PETA US that honours famous vegetarians. The set also features celebrated plant-eaters from across the pond, including Ricky Martin, Pamela Anderson, … Read more.


  • 22
  • Nov

Ingrid’s Naked Truth

PETA UK’s founder, Ingrid E Newkirk, hosted an event in London on Sunday, in which she gave her acclaimed “Naked Truth” talk.

The talk was emceed by long-time PETA friend Sadie Frost and attended by more than 150 PETA UK supporters, activists and friends. Ingrid shared her electrifying thoughts about animals, our relationship with them and how that relationship can and should evolve, along with an overview of PETA UK’s triumphs over the past 20 years.

In addition, a PETA UK supporter who has gone above and beyond for animals was recognised. … Read more.


  • 20
  • Nov

Ricky Gervais and Morrissey Denounce the Lion Killer, Melissa Bachman

Looking perversely pleased with herself as she posed for a photo over the corpse of the beautiful lion she had just killed in cold blood, the hunter Melissa Bachman has sparked understandable outrage.

To quote PETA Associate Director Mimi Bekhechi:

Hunting is cruel and completely devoid of sportsmanship. It takes no courage or character to stalk and kill trapped animals. … Maybe the public backlash against her revolting photos will help Bachman realise that dressing up like a Lara Croft wannabe, slaughtering wildlife and then posing for photos does not make

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  • 12
  • Nov

Jade Dernbach: Ink, Not Mink

Tattooed heartthrob Jade Dernbach may not fit the typical image of an English cricketer, but with his new ad for PETA, he’s decisively bowled cruelty out. The South African–born fast bowler, who plays for Surrey, is the latest star of our “Ink, Not Mink” campaign, which highlights the barbarity of the fur trade.

To say that locking minks in tiny cages, anally electrocuting them and ripping the skin from their backs while they’re still alive (and sometimes conscious) is just not cricket is the understatement of the century.

Ink, Not Mink

Jade explains why he … Read more.


  • 11
  • Nov

Brigitte Nielsen Gives Fur the Cold Shoulder

Perhaps best known for her film Red Sonja, actor Brigitte Nielsen might have looked the part in furs when playing a barbarian, but times and fashion have moved on.

Brigitte has spoken out against the treatment of animals for fur by turning her back on cruelty and giving fur the cold shoulder in a new ad for PETA Germany.
Brigitte Nielsen: Give Fur the Cold Shoulder
In addition to starring alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger in Red Sonja, the Danish actor also starred in Rocky IV, Cobra and Beverly Hills Cop II. She is now a … Read more.


  • 05
  • Nov

Charlotte Crosby and the Giant ‘Condoms’

Outspoken Geordie Shore cast member and Celebrity Big Brother winner Charlotte Crosby starred in an unusual demo today, as she took to the streets of London flanked by two giant “condoms” and an adorable puppy named Jumbo!

Charlotte Crosby and the Giant Condoms

Charlotte-Letitia may have a reputation as a party girl, but today, she showed her responsible side by advocating safe sex – for cats and dogs. “There’s a lot of safe sex goes on in the Geordie Shore house – but unlike people, dogs and cats can’t play it safe without our help”, she explained. “It’s … Read more.


  • 23
  • Oct

Campaign Update: Pamela Anderson Urges the Spanish Senate to Reject Bullfighting Bill

Baywatch star teams up with PETA again

Pamela Anderson has just appealed to the Spanish Senate urging it to reject a bill to protect bullfighting and grant it cultural heritage status. The disgraceful proposal is currently under consideration by the Senate and has been opposed by hundreds  of thousands of compassionate people both in Spain and internationally.

“Tormenting bulls for entertainment belongs to the Dark Ages, not the 21st century”, writes the former Baywatch star, who visited Spain last month. “Please take a compassionate stance against this cruel pastime by rejecting the bill to protect bullfighting. I guarantee that … Read more.


  • 21
  • Oct

Tiffany Stanley: Turn Your Back on Fur

Irish model, reality TV star and actor Tiffany Stanley is urging her government to give fur the cold shoulder and ban cruel fur farms in a new nude ad for PETA, shot by photographer Volker Fleck.

Sexy model poses naked in PETA Ad

Sexy Stanley is determined to help put an end to an industry that confines 225,000 minks every year to small cages and then rips the skin off their tiny backs. She explains why she’s passionate enough about this cause to bare all: “The fur industry shows Ireland in a really bad light. The sooner we end … Read more.


  • 16
  • Oct

Siouxsie Sioux Slams Fortnum & Mason’s Vile Foie Gras

The “first lady of punk” wants Fortnum & Mason to “get with the times”.

First lady of punk teams up with PETA to help animalsSiouxsie Sioux is the latest person to join the fast-growing list of notables who are letting Fortnum & Mason’s Ewan Venters have it over the shop’s continued sales of vile foie gras. She has written a letter to Venters explaining the horrors of foie gras production, which is banned in the UK, and how it has no place in a store that prides itself on its British tradition.

Best known as the vocalist for the punk band Siouxsie … Read more.